World-Class Research University
Research Infrastructure

Hacettepe University aims for high international visibility by realizing its own research agenda with its highly competitive research infrastructure and qualified research staff. In order to achieve this goal, scientific research resources are diversified and developed on the one hand, and measures are taken to make the research infrastructure more competitive by constantly strengthening it, on the other hand.

Research Laboratories

Hacettepe University has competitive research opportunities with its strong technical infrastructure and research laboratories. On the Beytepe campus of our university, there are a central research laboratory managed by Hacettepe University Advanced Technologies Application and Research Center (HUNITEK) and 300+ thematic research laboratories operating in our different academic units and hospitals. These are distributed as 120+ thematic laboratories in the field of science-engineering, 110+ in the field of medicine-health, and 30+ in the field of social-humanities on the basis of basic fields. Our university has been devoting a significant portion of its own revenues to the development of the infrastructure of these research laboratories for many years. Advanced research studies in the fields of medicine-health, science-engineering and social-humanities are carried out in research laboratories that contribute to the scientific literature at a universal level and produce joint projects with the private sector.

HUNITEK, with its advanced technological infrastructure, provides the test and measurement services that researchers need during project processes. In addition to our researchers for the institution, researchers working in other higher education institutions that need testing and measurement in research processes and projects carried out in private sector R&D centers can also benefit from the HUNITEK infrastructure.

Hacettepe Hospitals

In addition to routine clinical services in the laboratories of Hacettepe University Hospitals, scientific studies are carried out to develop new methods in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including molecular/genetic diagnosis. Many projects are conducted in which up-to-date treatments are researched, together with both domestic and international organizations.

Many well-known scientists who are competent in their fields and whose work has been awarded by national and international scientific organizations work in our hospitals. Our highly qualified researchers working in our hospitals regularly engage in domestic and international training activities every year and represent our country at the highest level with their activities. Academicians cooperate with research laboratories and carry out many experimental and pioneering studies. When evaluated in terms of the articles published in international refereed journals and the number of citations to them, Hacettepe University Hospitals have been in the best position in Turkey for many years.

The Clinical Research Unit, which was established in 2009, carries out audit and regulation activities related to clinical research. Currently, at least 150+ clinical research projects are carried out in our university hospitals. Clinical studies are not only decisive in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, but also guide the medical world by updating the diagnosis/treatment algorithms with their outputs. Research laboratories within our Hacettepe Hospitals are in close contact with the clinic and lead the way in diagnosing specific and rare diseases in our country and in the world.

Application and Research Centers

Hacettepe University has 90+ application and research centers   operating in the fields of medicine-health, science-engineering and social-humanities, which were established in order to support the application dimension of the programs implemented in academic units and research, and to differentiate them from current programs and research with multidisciplinary approaches.

Application and research centers in our university are established

  • to carry out activities that cannot be done within the current structure of the university
  • to differentiate from current programs and research
  • to provide academic support to the programs applied and research studies in the relevant departments
  • to make a preparatory and supportive contribution to the professions aimed by the programs carried out
  • to contribute to the application dimension of executed programs
  • to contribute to the university in particular and to the society in general

and undertake activities

  • to create and support scientific cooperation
  • to secure research resources and to provide research support
  • to create community awareness and to trigger continuous learning
  • to gain organizational flexibility
  • to focus on social problems and to obtain financial support

The processes of establishment of application and research centers, monitoring and periodic evaluation of their activities are carried out by Hacettepe University Application and Research Centers Coordination Board .